Colorado River Basin: Hearings Before the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, United States Senate, Sixty-ninth Congress, First Session Pursuant to S. Res. 320 (68th Congress, 2d Session) Directing the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, Or a Duly Authorized Subcommittee Thereof, to Make a Complete Investigation with Respect to Proposed Legislation Relating to the Protection and Development of the Colorado River Basin, Parts 1-6
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1925 - Colorado River
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Page 395 - domestic use" shall include the use of water for household stock, municipal, mining, milling, industrial, and other like purposes, but shall exclude the generation of electrical power. Article III (a) There is hereby apportioned from the Colorado River system in perpetuity to the upper basin and to the lower basin, respectively, the exclusive beneficial consumptive use of 7,500,000 acre-feet of water per annum, which shall include all water necessary for the supply of any rights which may now exist.
Page 638 - Those rivers must be regarded as public navigable rivers in law which are navigable in fact. And they are navigable in fact when they are used, or are susceptible of being used, in their ordinary condition, as highways for commerce, over which trade and travel are or may be conducted in the customary modes of trade and travel on water.
Page 643 - It is a title held in trust for the people of the State that they may enjoy the navigation of the waters, carry on commerce over them, and have liberty of fishing therein freed from the obstruction or interference of private parties.
Page 328 - States and to the President of the United States, and the President of the United States is requested to give notice to the Governors of the signatory States of approval by the Congress of the United States.
Page 326 - The major purposes of this compact are to provide for the equitable division and apportionment of the use of the . waters of the Colorado River System ; to establish the relative importance of different beneficial uses of water; to promote interstate comity ; to remove causes of present and future controversies ; and to secure the expeditious agricultural and industrial development of the Colorado River Basin, the storage of its waters and the protection of life and property from floods.
Page 423 - To him that hath shall be given ; and from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Page 654 - It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the government or in that of one of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter, without its consent.
Page 1 - ... and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable. The cost of stenographic services to report such hearings shall not be in excess of 25 cents per hundred words. The expenses of the committee, which shall not exceed $5,000, shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the chairman.
Page 326 - Colorado River Basin" means all of the drainage area of the Colorado River System and all other territory within the United States of America to which the waters of the Colorado River System shall be beneficially applied. (c) The term "States of the Upper Division" means the States of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Page 709 - ... declaring the admission of the state ; and no lands so reserved and excepted shall be subject to any disposition whatsoever by said state, and any conveyance or transfer of such land by said state or any officer thereof shall be absolutely null and void within the period above named; and in lieu of the land so reserved to the United States and excepted from the operation of any of said grants, there be, and is hereby, granted to the proposed state an equal quantity of land to be selected from...